Posted by: Joan Pilar | 05/31/2019

Annual HOA Meeting and Summer Festival

We plan to hold the Homeowners Association annual meeting on Saturday 8:00am, July 6th. As usual the meeting will be held at the KMPUD Board Room upstairs, at the top of the stairs. This is an important meeting to learn about important work going on in our neighborhood, HOA finances, and general Kirkwood issues. An annual meeting packet was mailed to out recently. If you cannot attend the meeting, please make sure to send back your proxy so we can reach the required quorum. We hope you can join the Board and enjoy the breakfast that will be provided. We plan on serving coffee, juice, fruit, and some light breakfast pastries, so please come and mingle with your neighbors and enjoy the presentations.


Kirkwood Summer Festival 2019

Kirkwood Summer Festival 2019

A fundraiser benefiting the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department,

A Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Corporation – EIN 47-1853858

Featuring Wine & Beer Tasting BBQ 

Silent Auction Live Music 

Saturday, July 6, 2019 3:00-6:00pm

To purchase tickets – CLICK HERE

Posted by: Joan Pilar | 05/02/2019

Chipping Program

The KMPUD is offering the chipping program again this year as stated below. If you need help in getting things trimmed and stacked to the road, Pyramid Peak Properties would be happy to help you. Our charge is $45/hr. Please call Bryce at 775.830.9084 or email

After the heavy snowfall during the 2018-19 winter season you probably have broken limbs and downed trees on your property. Take advantage of the Kirkwood Volunteer Fire Department’s (KVFD) free roadside wood chipping program. With funds raised at the 2014 Kirkwood Summer Festival, the annual KVFD fundraiser, a wood chipper was purchased to help Kirkwood homeown-ers create defensible space around their homes. Having 100 feet of defensible space around your home, as required by Califor-nia law, dramatically increases the chance of your house surviving a wildfire and provides safety for firefighters when protecting your home. This summer the chipping program begins the second week of July and goes through the second week of Septem-ber. Here’s what you need to know:
• District staff will perform chipping brush and limbs that have been stacked correctly during the second weeks of July, August, and September respectively. The Chipping Program will end after the second week of September. Any brush or limbs stacked after September 13, 2019 will not be chipped.
• Stack cut brush and limbs up to 4 inches in diameter within 5 feet of the road edge, with cut ends facing toward the road, no higher than 4 feet. Pile in windrows like firewood, not heaped like a beaver dam. Beaver dams will not be chipped. Keep materials free of mud, rocks, wire or other items.
• Do not stack in the road, next to fire hydrants, culverts or in any way that will impede traffic on the road.
• No building debris, natural material only. Mixed piles of building debris and natural materi-als will not be chipped. Materials that cannot be chipped for any reason, including incor-rectly stacked materials, will not be removed.
• All chipped material will be returned to the homeowner’s property.

Posted by: Joan Pilar | 01/25/2019

Winter Snow Removal Concerns

The EMHOA board has communicated with KMPUD and the KMPUD board regarding the snow removal service this season. The amount of ice on the road and delays clearing snow particularly from occupied residence driveways being the primary focus of the communication. Included is a discussion of the snow clearing rotation and potential impact due to changes in association billings based on GPS measurements. KMPUD has communicated some staffing and equipment improvements are expected shortly. So they are listening. We expect a further response regarding the snow removal rotation and GPS measurements.

Please call the KMPUD at 209.258.4444 or email Rick Ansel at to let them know you are coming. They will make every effort to prioritize snow removal.

The District will prioritize driveways where we have been notified in advance that customers are present and will defer plowing “uninhabited driveways” until “inhabited driveways” are completed, after which routes will resume their normal course. To accomplish this, we will make changes to so customers can indicate their arrival and departure dates. Priority driveways will be compiled only once per shift
and distributed to the snow removal operators at the beginning of each shift. Requests and occupancy notifications that come in after the start of a shift will be added to the priority list for the next shift. This will essentially be a return to the snow removal structure from years past

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